Creatine Monohydrate


Creatine Monohydrate is an amino acid which occurs naturally in our bodies. Creatine can be found occurring naturally in many meats and is also created by the liver, pancreas, and kidneys from glycine and arginine.

In addition to this one can supplement their diet with creatine.

Scientific studies have shows that creatine effects high intensity athletic performance, such as sprinting or weightlifting. It has also been shown to have no apparent effect on aerobic (lower intensity) exercise.

Supplementation with creatine has been shown to cause almost immediate weight gain, most of which can be attributed to water retention in one’s muscles. Because there is more water being retained in one’s muscles while supplementing with creatine it is important to ensure one drink ample water to avoid dehydration

Creatine can become a staple of high performance athletes, but it is important to remember that creatine supplementation is quite new and although it has been shown to have no short term side effects, long term effects remain to be seen.

Finally it is important to note that creatine is not a banned substance in any major sports organization.

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